Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Medical Ethics / Edition 4

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Overview

This Seventh Edition of Munson's Intervention and Reflection responds to the fast-paced changes occurring in our society, the legal environment, the scientific community, and medical practice. A nationally renowned bioethicist, Munson draws on his skills as a novelist and his background in biology and medicine to involve readers in deliberation and problem solving.

Discusses abortion & its violent conflicts/advances in gene therapy/genetic discrimination/rationing health care, etc.

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A big textbook and reference for graduate or undergraduate nursing or medical students, and practitioners with or without any training in ethics. Munson (Philosophy of science and medicine, U. of Missouri-St. Louis) combines text, explanations of the social context, case studies, readings, and decision scenarios for topics within the basic themes of termination, rights, controls, and resources. He does not include an index. No dates are mentioned for the earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534163266
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 8/1/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 669

Meet the Author

Ronald Munson is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University. He has been a visiting professor at University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. A nationally acclaimed bioethicist, Munson is a medical ethicist for the National Eye Institute and a consultant for the National Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Washington University School of Medicine Human Studies Committee. In addition to being the author of a number of science and ethics books, he is also the author of the novels NOTHING HUMAN, FAN MAIL, and NIGHT VISION.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Rights 1
Ch. 1 Research Ethics and Informed Consent 2
Ch. 2 Physicians, Patients, and Others: Autonomy, Truth Telling, and Confidentiality 100
Ch. 3 HIV/AIDS 177
Ch. 4 Race, Gender, and Medicine 211
Pt. II Controls 273
Ch. 5 Genetic Control 274
Ch. 6 Reproductive Control 365
Pt. III Resources 451
Ch 7 Scarce Medical Resources 452
Ch 8 Paying for Health Care 507
Pt. IV Terminations 559
Ch. 9 Abortion 560
Ch. 10 Impaired Infants and Medical Futility 631
Ch. 11 Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 687
Pt. V Foundations of Bioethics: Ethical Theories, Moral Principles, and Medical Decisions 741
Notes and References 794
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2001

    Best bioethics book in use

    I teach bioethics at a major university to physicians and nurses working on an MPH. Munson has provided a highly readable text that gives both sides of controversies. This text is well written, thought provoking, and professional

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